Etiology:  Salmonella enterica serovars Typhimurium and Enteritidisare Gram-negative, invasive enteric bacteria.

Transmission:  Transmission is fecal-oral.

Public Health Significance: Humans ingesting Salmonella Typhimurium contaminated food or water experience a transient diarrhea [3].

Please see hamster Bacterial Diseases for more details.

3.            Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella typhimurium associated with rodents purchased at retail pet stores–United States, December 2003-October 2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 2005. 54(17): p. 429-33.